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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

November 16 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Maccabees 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63
Psalm 119:53, 61, 134, 150, 155, 158
Luke 18:35-43

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Today we hear in the Gospel about one of Christ's great healings, giving sight to the blind man in Jericho. This miracle is repeated daily even today.

Scripture tells us that unbelievers live in darkness -- in essence they are blind. There is not a day that goes by on earth that at least one of these blind souls does not cry out for help, begging God to have pity on them. A miracle soon follows. The blind soul has its eyes opened and comes into the light of Christ and receives freedom and eternal life.

It is unfortunate, however, that many more never gain this sight and die to be forever condemned to darkness. But as His disciples, we have a duty to shine with the light of Christ for all to see so that the lost may get a glimpse of sight and call out to Him for help, help which they will receive at no cost and which lasts forever. This is part of the great commission to spread the Gospel to all the earth. It is not only a duty, but also a privilege.

Shine with the light of Christ! Rejoice in the fact that you are called to help the Savior in His saving work!

~ Don Claunch, SFO
| email: dlclaunch@bresnan.net

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

St. Margaret of Scotland

St. Gertrude, virgin

Lives of the saints:

Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:


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